Even when the UK and Europe are at their greyest and coldest there are colourful, sun-drenched destinations just a short flight away – perfect winter-sun escapes for adventure loving families.
You and your family could be exploring the busy markets of Marrakech, in southern Morocco, riding mules between Berber villages in the snow-capped Atlas Mountains, mountain biking through remote desert oases and riding camels into the silent Saharan dunes. At this time of year the sunshine is warm, not hot, making the activities all the more fun. The landscape is at its majestic best, with snow on the mountains and rich, green valleys dotted with fruit and almond trees in full blossom.
India is another country to consider travelling to in February, when the monsoons are over to experience clear sunny skies and comfortable daytime temperatures. This is perfect weather for you to enjoy the sights and sounds of India on one of our tours here: search for Bengal Tigers, visit the magnificent Taj Mahal, ride elephants to a hilltop fortress, explore villages or take a camel safari across sand dunes.
Alternatively February is a fantastic time for an action-packed adventure exploring the legendary highlights of Jordan whilst avoiding the blistering heat of summer. Visit the lost city of Petra, float in the Dead Sea, discover Kerak's Crusader castle and camp under the stars in the Wadi Rum desert.
Another option for February half term is to enjoy a winter activity holiday in Europe. Very often the high pressure over Central Europe at this time holds temperatures down while offering perfect, blue-sky winter weather. Why not experience canoeing down the Xanthos River in Turkey?